Environment overheating as a cause of transient respiratory chemoreceptor dysfunction in an infant

D. Gozal, A. A. Colin, Y. I. Daskalovic, M. Jaffe

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Abstract

A central hypoventilatory state developed in a 6-month-old boy with environmentally induced hyperthermia. The condition subsided within 24 hours of mechanical ventilation. Hypoxic and hypercapneic challenges performed 2 weeks later showed complete resolution of the respiratory chemoreceptor dysfunction. The damage to the CNS caused by accidental hyperthermia in general, and more specifically to the respiratory center, and its possible etiologic role in the pathophysiology of sudden infant death syndrome are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)738-740
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume82
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Gozal, D., Colin, A. A., Daskalovic, Y. I., & Jaffe, M. (1988). Environment overheating as a cause of transient respiratory chemoreceptor dysfunction in an infant. Pediatrics, 82(5), 738-740.